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  • 27-October-2016


    Space and Innovation

    After decades of innovation, satellites now play a discrete but pivotal role in the efficient functioning of modern societies and their economic development. This publication provides the findings from a OECD Space Forum project on the state of innovation in the space sector, with a view to examine how space innovation may impact the larger economy. New analysis and indicators contribute to answering some of the following questions: is the space sector still a driver for innovation in the 21st century? What are the determinants for an innovative space sector? And what are the policy responses to encourage and harness better space-related innovation?

  • 23-October-2014


    The Space Economy at a Glance 2014

    The space sector plays an increasingly pivotal role in the functioning of modern societies and their economic development as the use of satellite technology gives rise to new applications, uses and markets. Space Economy at a Glance offers a statistical overview of the global space sector and its contributions to economic activity using data from over 40 countries with space programmes, and identifies new dynamics in the space sector.

  • 14-December-2012

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    OECD Space Forum Study FAQ: The role of space technologies and ICT in the surveillance of major threats

    The objective of this study is to investigate how different space applications (earth observation, telecom, navigation, positioning, and timing) combined with ICT can assist in the surveillance of major threats (based on those identified by the OECD Global Shocks project and the World Economic Forum) today and in the near-to-medium term future (8-10 years).

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  • 7-December-2012

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    Monitoring Global Threats: The Contribution of Satellite Technologies

    Science and technology have a vital role to play in deepening understanding of risks, detecting impending disasters, mapping possible consequences, and preparing the terrain for emergency response. Space technologies (earth observation, telecom, navigation, positioning, and timing), combined with information and communication technologies can assist in the surveillance of major threats today and in the near-to-medium term future.

  • 16-juillet-2012


    Forum de l'espace de l'OCDE

    Dans le cadre de ses missions de prospective et d’analyse des secteurs économiques émergents, le Programme de l’OCDE sur l’avenir a créé un ‘Forum sur le secteur spatial’ (« le Forum Espace ») pour épauler les décideurs dans les agences spatiales et les gouvernements utilisateurs d’applications spatiales.

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  • 27-March-2012

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    Transcontintental Infrastructure Needs: The Mumbai Gateway Area Case Study

    This study focuses in large measure on the future opportunities and challenges facing ports in the Mumbai gateway area, which was chosen as a principal target following discussions with infrastructure experts in India.

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  • 27-March-2012

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    Transcontintental Infrastructure Needs: Greater Copenhagen Area Case Study

    The study includes insights on the current situation and outlook, together with advice from Danish authorities on Danish transport and infrastructure policies and strategies and infrastructure investment over the period to 2020. It also focuses on the opportunities and challenges facing the Copenhagen Gateway Area, as assessed by the OECD project team, including in relation to expected hub and transit developments.

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  • 5-March-2012


    Strategic Transport Infrastructure Needs to 2030

    This publication explores the long-term opportunities and challenges facing major gateway and transport hub infrastructures – ports, airports and major rail corridors – in the coming decades.

  • 5-March-2012


    OECD Handbook on Measuring the Space Economy

    This publication provides a summary of the key methodological issues surrounding indicators and statistics on the space sector and the larger space economy.

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  • 22-December-2011


    The Future of Families to 2030

    Since the 1960s the family in the OECD area has undergone significant transformation. In many countries, the extended family has all but disappeared, and the traditional two-parent family has become much less widespread as divorce rates, re-marriages, cohabitation, single parenthood and same-sex partnerships have all increased.  With rising migration, cultures and values have become more diverse, with some ethnic minorities evolving as parallel family cultures while others intermingle with mainstream cultures through mixed-race marriages. Families have seen more mothers take up work in the labour market, their adolescents spend longer and longer in education and training, and the elderly members of the family live longer and, increasingly, alone.  The repercussions of these changes on housing, pensions, health and long-term care, on labour markets, education and public finances, have been remarkable. Recent demographic projections perfromed by many OECD countries suggest that the next 20 years are likely to see a continuation and even acceleration of changes in household and family structures.  In particular, the numbers and shares of single-adult and single-parent households are expected to increase significantly, as is the number of couples without children.

    This report explores likely future changes in family and household structures in OECD countries; identifies what appear to be the main forces shaping the family landscape between now and 2030; discusses the longer-term challenges for policy arising from those expected changes; and on the basis of the three subsequent thematic chapters, suggests policy options for managing the challenges on a sustainable basis.  

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